Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry Cream Cheese:

4 oz plain cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup chopped fresh strawberries

Mix together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Gently stir in strawberries.

For the French Toast:

4 pieces of bread
2 eggs
¼ cup cream or milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Strawberry Cream Cheese
Syrup (recommended: Strawberry Syrup)

Divide the cream cheese and spread onto two pieces of bread to make two cream cheese “sandwiches.” Mix together eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Dunk the sandwiches in the batter, thoroughly coating. Cook on a skillet over medium heat, flipping over once. Serve with syrup and enjoy!

Strawberry Syrup:

1/4 cup water
½ cup sugar
1 ½ cups sliced strawberries
1 teaspoon of cornstarch

Combine all ingredients together in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring often. Once it has reached a boil reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes more, until the syrup has thickened and developed a dark red color.